Weber County Sewer District Proposes 19.3% Property Tax Increase | News, Sports, Jobs
MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE – The Central Weber Sewer Improvement District, which treats the wastewater of most Weber County residents, is proposing a property tax increase for 2022 to help cover the cost of upgrades of its establishment in Marriott-Slaterville.
The 19.3% increase, applicable to landowners in the sewer district coverage area, which encompasses most of the county’s population centers, would generate an additional $ 1.62 million per year from the year next. The hike would increase property tax collections from $ 8.42 million for 2021 to $ 10.04 million for 2022, not including increased revenue from the new growth.
“This is a big project, a multi-million dollar project,” said Kevin Hall, general manager of the Sewerage District, referring to planned upgrades to the facilities, intended to comply with the agency’s regulatory requirements. American environmental protection. Part of the proposed tax hike – the subject of a public hearing next Monday – would also help the district keep pace with rising material and labor costs.
The Sewer District, a public body overseen by a board of directors that also serves a small portion of Davis County, contracts with cities to treat sewage and wastewater, charging client municipalities a fee for the service. The district is also proposing a 10% increase in those fees for 2022, which will be another target for next Monday’s hearing.
The hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at the Sewerage District offices at 2618 W. Pioneer Road, Marriott-Slaterville, where its treatment facilities are located.
The property tax, if approved, would appear on the tax bills of affected homeowners next year. District sewage taxes for the homeowner with an average value of $ 385,000 would drop from $ 106.51 to $ 127.05. While the fee increase is applicable to local customers, Hall said cities typically pass these expenses on to individual customers.
In the town of Ogden, utility bills cover the use of drinking water, sewer service and garbage collection.
The Central Weber Sewer Improvement District serves Farr West, Ogden, South Ogden, Harrisville, Pleasant View, Washington Terrace, Marriott-Slaterville, Riverdale, North Ogden, South Weber, West Haven and Hooper as well as parts of Plain City, Roy and Uintah . It serves parts of unincorporated Western Weber County, but does not serve Huntsville or the Ogden Valley.
The proposed tax hike is the first since 2007. Hall said he had only received a handful of phone calls from the public about the proposed hike. âThere is not much to complain about the increase,â he said.